Brilliant, iconoclastic and innately self-destructive, Cleaver Greene, played by Richard Roxburgh, is one of life's great addicts. Whether it's women, gambling or drugs, Cleaver can resist everything except temptation. His other addiction is the law - defending those who seem to be beyond redemption - society's hopeless: our drug dealers, our murderers, our cannibals. As charming and as irresistible as Cleaver Greene is, when you let him into your world, be warned, trouble is bound to follow.
Luck can turn on the toss of a coin. The humiliation of Missy's film (with a famous actor as Cleaver) leads to a drug-fuelled casino binge with young traders Horny and Paul, and enough winnings to buy a share in a restaurant.